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FAS 2240-2 second Backup Device

Hi,

 

a customer has a FAS 2240-2 with a single path connected SAS-Shelf and one backup device on the other SAS-Port. Is there a supported configuration for a second SAS backup device on a stand alone controller?

 

I think to plug in the second backup device into the disk shelf is not supported but is it technicallly possible? DataOntap recognise the 2. IBM Drive (sysconfig -t) but when I run a dump command I get the error "invalid tape drive"?

 

Is there another way to connect a second backup device? (possibly with sas switch?)

 

regards 

 

gren

Re: FAS 2240-2 second Backup Device

As described in KB 2018848, you can not mix tape device and disk shelves in same adapter.
https://kb.netapp.com/support/index?page=content&id=2018848

In my understanding, 3rd party SAS expander is not supported. Only configuration I think of is purchasing FC HBA and FC tape devices.

Re: FAS 2240-2 second Backup Device

Thank you for the link. For the 2240 there is a FC-Mezzanine Card X1150A-R6 with two 8Gbit Ports. 

 

Ok, this is fine. It's better than no solution.